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January is Self-Love Month: Why It’s Important
Self-Love Month is in January. It’s much too easy to get carried away by life’s troubles and forget to appreciate yourself. Self-Love Month is a time to appreciate yourself and invest time in conscious physical, spiritual, and psychological growth. It involves prioritizing your happiness and well-being. Your needs won’t take care of themselves, pay attention to yourself on this amazing holiday. Self-Love Month is all about building self-worth and getting what you deserve.
It’s easy to encourage people to “love yourself” more because it sounds nice, but it’s hard to just magically wake up one morning and decide to love YOURself.
Self-love doesn’t just happen! Self-love is about developing your capacity to be more aware, authentic and intentional in every aspect of your life. By doing so, you’ll build greater self-compassion and also enhance your ability to be more compassionate with others, which in turn brings peace and harmony to your own life.
When you practice self-love, you are continually naming and claiming all of who you are — even the scariest parts. Self-love is vastly important for any person in any walk of life. If you want to evolve as a person, you have to start with self-love first. It is the foundation for everything beautiful in life, including meaningful and healthy relationships, having a positive attitude and body image, and achieving your dreams. (monatglobal.com)
“Keep taking time for yourself until you’re you again.”
The most honest and enduring love should always be self-love. Practicing self-love can help to reduce stress and promote a healthier lifestyle. We want to help you find happiness in your day today, so here are some helpful tips to reconnect with yourself:
- Think positive thoughts
- Do something you love
- Write down your dreams
- Spend time in nature
- Write down 5 things that you are grateful for
- Drink an extra glass of water
- Engage yourself in your care plan
- Set manageable goals
- Eat nutritious meals
- Talk to a friend, loved one or neighbor
It can take time to truly start loving yourself
Being the New Year, many people are thinking about resolutions. While setting goals to improve oneself is great, it’s just as important to take the time to love and appreciate yourself for exactly who you are right now, today.
That is why January is considered “Self-Love Month”. Self-love means accepting all of yourself with compassion and without judgement. It means showing love and kindness to yourself. For a lot of us, self-love is challenging and can seem like a daunting task to start.
Often, there are things in our lives which can make it difficult to love ourselves. However, there are so many benefits of beginning your self-love journey. Research completed at Tufts University showed that self-love can lead to improved mental health, higher confidence, and less anxiety.
One activity anyone can start today is to take a few minutes each day to write down one compliment about yourself. It may seem silly at first, but it’s important to take the time to be mindful of reasons that you love yourself. If it’s difficult at first, sometimes it helps to reach out to a loved one and ask what they love about you!
It can take time to truly start loving yourself, but practicing any of these self-love activities will help foster the love you deserve to have for yourself. So now when you think of New Year’s resolutions, I encourage you to take a moment and reflect upon reasons to love yourself in this present moment. You deserve it!
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